Lead Muralist, James Daniel Burns is a master artist, educator, and muralist based in Philadelphia. In 1999 James received a Bachelors of Science in Art Education from Kutztown University and later went on to receive a Master of Fine Art degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. James has worked for Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia School district and has been a visiting artist at The University of Penn, The University of the Arts, and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. James has exhibited his work at the State museum in Harrisburg, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia, and other noteworthy exhibits in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. For the last ten years James has been working as an instructor, assistant artist, and lead artist with The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. His murals are known throughout the country as stunning visual stories told with great care and sensitivity for the subject matter. James greatly values the opportunity to collaborate with community on public art projects that are distinctly an integral part of the Philadelphia cityscape.
Associate Lead Artist, Jeane Cohen received her BA in Visual Art and Mental Health Psychology from Hampshire College in 2011. Jeane is currently a teaching artist, muralist, and book artist living in Philadelphia. Some of her recent works include two visual narrative wordless books, Monarch and The Listening Cone. Jeane is focused on working creatively in the community, using art as a tool for healing and as an opportunity to engage in ideas and conversations about personal stories, health, and emotion.